Assessing extracranial tumors using diffusion-weighted whole-body MRI.

  title={Assessing extracranial tumors using diffusion-weighted whole-body MRI.},
  author={Claudia Lenz and Markus Klarh{\"o}fer and Klaus Scheffler and Leopold Winter and Gregor Sommer},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur medizinische Physik},
  volume={21 2},
Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) provides qualitative and quantitative information about the random motion of water molecules in biological tissues and is able to give functional insight into tissue architecture and pathological changes on a cellular level. This technique has the major advantages of not requiring the administration of contrast agents and not exposing the patient to ionizing radiation. Recent technological advances have led to the development of diffusion… CONTINUE READING